While any type of accident in Georgia has the capability to cause severe harm, there are some accidents that, in and of themselves, have a greater probability for catastrophic injury. Just what are those types of accidents and the injuries associated with them? An injury attorney can help you or a loved one explore these questions and the options you can pursue next.
Four Types of Accidents That Commonly Lead to Catastrophic Injury
Some types of accidents in Georgia that commonly lead to catastrophic, life-altering injury include:
- Truck accidents – It takes trucks 350 feet to come to a stop when traveling at 60 miles per hour. The sheer force of a collision with a truck can even be deadly. In 2009 alone, 1,200 people were killed in these types of Georgia accidents.
- DWI/DUI accidents – Since these types of accidents often involve speeding, swerving and wrong-way driving, risk for a head-on collision is high. With it is increased risk for traumatic brain injury.
- Construction accidents – Catastrophic injuries can vary depending on the accident, and could range from spinal cord injury or broken bones from falls, nerve damage from contact with electricity, or severe burns from hot equipment and machinery.
- Animal attacks/dog bites – Even domesticated pets can cause disfiguring injuries when bites occur on the face, hands, or other commonly exposed areas. Treatment may involve several plastic surgeries, skin grafts, etc.
If you have sustained a catastrophic injury in Coweta County, don’t you want an injury attorney on your side who has helped victims in similar circumstances to yours, who have suffered from the same types of accidents? Hiring an attorney with experience in catastrophic injury cases can make all the difference in your future.
Victims of Catastrophic Injury in Georgia Turn to Attorney Jason Schultz
In the days following a catastrophic injury in Georgia, Jason Schultz will work to protect the rights of victims while holding negligent individuals and insurers accountable. Vicitims of traumatic brain injuries are especially encouraged to speak with a lawyer, due to the trauma they've experienced. Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a free consultation on your case – 404-474-0804.